Edible flowers

This is the third day in a row it rains! Too bad because I just got used to the warm weather, dividing my time between working in the studio, behind the computer and in the garden. And that suited me just fine.

In the picture above you see my herb garden. Every day I pick fresh herbs and edible flowers. What a luxury!

Recently I came across a list with edible flowers. Did you know that there were so many?

Begonia
Borage
Carnation
Clover
Daylily
Daisy
Eggplant Flowers
Geranium
Heath
Impatiens
Marigold
Purple Dead Nettle
Pumpkin Flowers
Rose
Sage
Snapdragon
Tropaeolum majus
Violets
White Dead Nettle
Zucchini Flowers

I know most of them, but the carnation and impatiens were new to me.

Brede gouden ring handgemaakt The Jewelry Story

The flower of the curry plant is not in the list. These are apparently not edible but they are very photogenic don’t you agree? Early in the spring the flowers have a mysterious soft yellow color. In the picture above we used the flowers as background for this beautiful Tutanchamun ring.

Eetbare bloemen op toastjes

There are so many things you can do with edible flowers. Like here in crackers with goat cheese decorated with different edible flowers.

eetbare bloemen

Or here: stuffed eggs decorated with violets.

landschapskunst Beetsterzwaag

The other day I discovered this beautiful landscape art in the park across from the Lycklamahûs in the Main Street of Beetsterzwaag. (two villages down from where I live) So far I could not find any information of who made this or why.

Both pictures of the edible flowers are by Mrs. Onkruid. She writes monthly about nature on the site of ParadiseVogelsMagazine.